Schizophrenia : Origins, Processes, Treatment and Outcome

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This volume presents leading research and theory on schizophrenia, a disease that affects at least one percent of the world's population. The findings and formulations reported here provide a roadmap for potential advances in etiologic inquiry, diagnosis, and treatment in the coming decades. The book covers six main topics: neuroanatomical conceptions of schizophrenia; genetic strategies and research; information processing and attention in the schizophrenic population, with a consideration of the relevant behavioral and psychophysiological strategies; clinical symptoms, courses, and treatment outcomes; psychopharmacologic intervention; and conceptual approaches to the disease which focus on the patient's social self and the family setting.
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  • Hardback | 373 pages
  • 180 x 250 x 31.75mm | 942g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line illustrations, tables, bibliography
  • 0195069226
  • 9780195069228

Table of contents

Introduction; R.L. Cromwell: Heritage of the Schizophrenia Concept; PART I: Neuroanatomical Conceptions and Research; T.S. Early: Left Globus Pallidus Hyperactivity and Right Sided Hemineglect in Schizophrenia; A.F. Oke, L.A. Carver, and R.N. Adams: Dopamine-Initiated Disturbances of Thalamic Information Processing in Schizophrenia?; PART II: Genetic Strategies and Research; R.L. Cromwell: Schizophrenia Research: Things To Do Before the Geneticist Arrives; P. McGuffin and M.C. O'Donovan: Modern Diagnostic Criteria and Models of Transmission of Schizophrenia; W.G. Iacono: Smooth Pursuit Oculomotor Dysfunction as an Index of Schizotaxia; R. Freedman, et al.: Schizotaxia and Sensory Gating; PART III: Information Processing: Behavioral and Psychophysiological Strategies; R. Steffy and I. Waldman: Schizophrenic's Reaction Time: North Star or Shooting Star?; D.R. Hemsley: Perception and Cognition in Schizophrenia; R.A. Knight: Comparing Cognitive Models of Schizophrenics' Input Dysfunction; R.W.J. Neufeld, D. Vollick, and S. Highgate-Maynard: Stochastic Modelling of Stimulus Encoding and Memory Search in Paranoid Schizophrenia: Clinical and Theoretical Implications; A.S. Bernstein: Missing Facts and Other Lacunae in Orienting Research in Schizophrenia; PART IV: Clinical Symptoms, Courses, and Treatment Outcomes; S. Rosenberg: Social Self and the Schizophrenic Process: Theory and Research; N.S. Rubin and M. Harrow: Deficit-Negative and Positive Symptoms During the Acute and Post-Hospital Phases of Schizophrenia: A Longitudinal Study; E.R. Straube: The Heterogeneous Prognosis of Schizophrenia: Possible Determinants of the Short-Term and the Five Years' Outcome; PART V: Treatment; H.E. Spohn: Neuroleptics and Attention-Information Processing Trait Markers in Schizophrenia; N.R. Schooler: Antipsychotic Medications and Schizophrenia: Their Effects in Acute and Maintenance Treatment of the Illness; PART VI: Conceptual Structure and Family Intervention; W. Spaulding: Spontaneous and Induced Cognitive Changes in Rehabilitation of Chronic Schizophrenia; D.J. Miklowitz and M.J. Goldstein: Mapping the Intrafamilial Environment of the Schizophrenia Patient; Conclusions; A Summary View of Schizophrenia.
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